Having Puppies is Hard – Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Having Puppies is Hard

You know, this whole having puppies business is hard. You will always find people saying there are a lot of unwanted puppies in the world but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. It can be quite like humans. They often get pregnant when they don’t mean to, so humans can find it easy too but that’s not the case for all of them. There are humans who can’t have children who really wanted them. Why am I telling you all this? Well as you know, I would have liked to have puppies but can’t because I have a heart murmur. I have to make do with being an indulgent aunt and I was getting particularly excited about that idea as I was going to have more great-nieces and great-nephews born in this country.

Not Going to Plan

My niece Sybil, is pregnant but despite our average litter size being between 4 and 6 she’s only expecting one puppy. Shadow is as disappointed for her as I am as it will also be another grandpuppy for her, as her son Leo (D’Artagnan) is the father.

When Leo was little, he was always the one being used by his sisters as a pillow

Then there is my darling niece Izzy. The poor dear, she was so sure she was pregnant. She went for her scan yesterday and received the sad news that she isn’t expecting puppies this time around. She will of course try again in the spring, but it doesn’t stop her disappointment for now. Being a bowl half-full, rather than a bowl half-empty sort of a dog, I hope she can see that there might be an upside. It’s her first litter and it would all have been so hard for her to have the help she needed with the new lockdown measures. Hopefully in spring she will find things a whole lot better.

I’d just like to send them both all my love and say I’m thinking of them. I do hope Sybil’s puppy isn’t too big as that can make the birth more difficult.



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